Exploring Wild Cards

Wild cards are events with low probability and extremely high impact, often resulting in seismic shifts, and broad implications on human society.

We explored using wild cards as a tool to test complex infrastructure systems that can potentially help us strategize, plan and structure future decisions, promoting sustainable change and building resilience in the face of uncertainty. 


We began by identifying weak signals that could potentially have far reaching impact. Weak signals act as early warning signals and instruments to help us anticipate future events, they can be harbingers of change and often don’t fit into exisiting expectation grids. 


We began weaving together future stories and building scenarios from data collected from weak signals. 

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Future Foresight @Z-Punkt
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Role: Researching future signals  |  Building future scenarios  |  Writing  |